Last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show Porsche debuted its Mission E four door ultra sedan, an impossibly beautiful vehicle that at least by all “looks” will indeed be a pretty amazing All Electric Sports Car and the first in the Porsche line up. This is definitely going to give Tesla a run for their money. Back in December Porsche confirmed that the Mission E will go in to production and at some point before 2020 will be on the road and available. While this might seem like eons from now, with the new year only a few weeks away, 2020 is just a hop skip and a jump in terms of new vehicle development, production and launch. Seriously.
Rumors have been none to silently whispered that the Mission E looks suspiciously like a 911 in its styling. Some media outlets have suggested this is a 911 dressed up to look like a 4 door sedan, but Porsche has denied it. However it does appear that the Mission E is something of a platform vehicle, it will be a stand alone itself but with recent upgrades to the 911 plant, the Mission E will probably also be a launching off point for a fully electric 911.
Pardon our French, but its about damn time. Yes, there’s a certain dogma that the Porsche must remain true to its roots and there are those who will miss the growl of the engine, but this is a new era and we need fully electric cars and we will all wholeheartedly welcome the Porsche addition when it comes to market.
And incase anyone at Porsche is listening or reads this post, if Tesla can give us a button for Ludicrous Speed, why can’t you give us a button that makes the Porsche “growl” sound?